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Old 08-21-2012, 01:41 PM   #1
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Why should you alternate push and pull exercises?
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so the opposing muscles are balanced out if that makes sense.
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So you can press with the best and pull with the bull.
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what is the ideal ratio of push to pull movements? some people say 2 pulls for every push but that seems like too much to me .I would of thouhgt 1 pull for every push would be fine ?
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what is the ideal ratio of push to pull movements? some people say 2 pulls for every push but that seems like too much to me .I would of thouhgt 1 pull for every push would be fine ?
It is fine. However, the pulling muscles are generally bigger/stronger.

As long as you balance the load on your body, you shouldn't end up with any problems.
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what is the ideal ratio of push to pull movements? some people say 2 pulls for every push but that seems like too much to me .I would of thouhgt 1 pull for every push would be fine ?
One to one is fine. You can generally work the back more frequently without penalty so a little more pulling work won't hurt.
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Typical beginner routines have the 2:1 ratio...

Pushes
1. Bench
2. Press
3. Triceps

Pulls
1. Deadlifts
2. Squats
3. S.L.D.L.
4. Chins
5. Rows
6. Curls
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Typical beginner routines have the 2:1 ratio...

Pushes
1. Bench
2. Press
3. Triceps

Pulls
1. Deadlifts
2. Squats
3. S.L.D.L.
4. Chins
5. Rows
6. Curls
Why is a squat not considered a push?
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